Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnam has evacuated one citizen from Afghanistan and yet to document any other cases of its people stranded in the Middle East country amid the fast-deteriorating security situation there, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
-- The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has ordered the continuance of social distancing according to the prime minister’s Directive No. 16 from Monday through September 15, with people being requested to stay where they currently are.
-- Four people were killed and another was severely injured following an explosion that set fire to a house in Thuy Nguyen District, northern Hai Phong City on Sunday evening.
-- Some 400 out of 2,000 people returning to Ninh Thuan Province from Dong Nai Province on July 31 have contracted the coronavirus, the People’s Committee of the former locality said on Sunday afternoon.
-- Binh Phuoc Province has become the first locality in Vietnam’s southern region to resume some activities that were previously suspended in line with the social distancing regulations under the prime minister’s Directive No. 16 from Monday, with certain conditions required.
-- Bac Ninh Province recorded 12 local COVID-19 infections related to a postal company on Sunday, its second consecutive day with new locally-transmitted cases after a case-free streak of 21 days.
-- A 49-year-old man in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City has remained in stable health after being inoculated with two Vero Cell COVID-19 vaccine doses in less than a minute by mistake on Sunday morning.
-- Functional forces in Hue City, Thua Thien-Hue Province on Sunday detained a returnee who violated pandemic prevention regulations by jumping on a cargo train to travel from Da Nang to the city earlier on the same day.